Craft Cocktail Recipe: #030313 Asombroso Tequila, Blackberry & Meyer Lemon

One of my favorite things to do is look around the kitchen at the fresh ingredients available to me and think, “what would make a great cocktail?”. Doesn’t everyone think that way? This cocktail was inspired by blackberries, basil from our garden and Meyer lemons from Frieda’s Produce. I did not want to overwhelm theContinue reading “Craft Cocktail Recipe: #030313 Asombroso Tequila, Blackberry & Meyer Lemon”

Craft Cocktail Recipe: #022313 Sumo Tangerine & Corn Whiskey (Moonshine)

We recently were introduced to the glorious Sumo Tangerine, a baseball sized, easy to peel juicy ball of sweet goodness. Thank you Jason Quinn (Chef/Owner PlayGround DTSA). We ran out picked some up and I just had to make a cocktail. After doing a little research on different drink combinations I finally thought of this:Continue reading “Craft Cocktail Recipe: #022313 Sumo Tangerine & Corn Whiskey (Moonshine)”

Unexpected Late Saturday Breakfast with Craft Cocktails – Hopscotch – Fullerton, CA

Kim and I were finally able to get over to Hopscotch Tavern in downtown Fullerton. We wanted to try their craft cocktails but heard mixed reviews when it first opened. I am glad we waited because it gave them a chance to work through the “just opened” kinks. We walked in from the back parkingContinue reading “Unexpected Late Saturday Breakfast with Craft Cocktails – Hopscotch – Fullerton, CA”

Craft Cocktail Recipe: #012013 Blood Orange Margarita

This recipe is one of the easiest and best margaritas I think I make.  I think you will find this is a good all around margarita. Also I never add salt as I have noticed that it can take away from the freshness of the cocktail. INGREDIENTS: 3oz Patron Silver Tequila (Or opt for anContinue reading “Craft Cocktail Recipe: #012013 Blood Orange Margarita”

Craft Cocktail Recipe: #101412 Apple Cider and Aged Bourbon

After some more testing with unpasteurized fresh pressed apple cider from Julian, California Kim knocked this one out of the park. If you missed #101212 make sure you check that one out if you want to try something with Gin. Now back to #101412, the smell itself will grab you, and make sure you useContinue reading “Craft Cocktail Recipe: #101412 Apple Cider and Aged Bourbon”

Craft Cocktail Recipe: #101212 Apple Cider and St. George Gin

Fall is a great time of year if you are into fresh pressed apple cider. Craft cocktails with apple cider are some of our favorites. From our latest invention from the test kitchen we came up with 101212. It was the best of this test session and we just had to share the recipe withContinue reading “Craft Cocktail Recipe: #101212 Apple Cider and St. George Gin”

Cocktail Recipe: Lychees are in Season, so Lets Make Drinks!

While stocking up for a quiet weekend indoors we found some fresh Lychees. What do you do with fresh Lychees? Well we make drinks! Two versions for you, one with vodka created by Kim and one with gin by me. Try them both and let us know which one you like more! 6 Fresh LycheesContinue reading “Cocktail Recipe: Lychees are in Season, so Lets Make Drinks!”

Oh to be Locked in this Vault – Vault Martini – Portland, OR

Somewhere in the Twitterverse, I found out about a place called Vault Martini. It is a martini lounge that offers over 140 specialty martinis. Yes, that’s right 140. They also offer 44 takes on the classic martini. For someone that has spent the last 10 years trying to create new martinis from scratch, this placeContinue reading “Oh to be Locked in this Vault – Vault Martini – Portland, OR”